This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
This plant is now sufficiently low-priced for every one to obtain; and the more extensively it is introduced into our gardens the better. It is a colour that will prove acceptable; and we shall hope to receive reports upon its merits in the various situations it may be placed in, and after a sufficient time has elapsed to test it thoroughly in our variable climate. Whatever the result may be, we are sure all will agree in admiring Miss Drake's elegant drawing, made from a fine specimen in Messrs. Knight and Perry's Exotic Nursery, Chelsea. We still possess three specimens of this lady's talent for depicting flowers; and we shall have no more, for she has, to our great regret, taken of her profession a long farewell.
Drawn by Miss Drake.
This has proved itself quite hardy with us at Worton Cottage. A small plant placed on our rock-work last summer has remained the whole winter without any covering whatever, and is now breaking into vigorous growth. We have yet a good deal to learn about this plant.